An office building with around 10 000 square metres of floor space is being constructed on the site in Garching.


On 14 February, Swiss Life Asset Managers celebrated the laying of the foundation stone for a new construction project in Garching. The “SYN” project was designed by the renowned Munich-based architecture firm Steidle Architekten. With up to six storeys and a gross above-ground floor area of around 10 000 square metres, the project will create modern working environments using a timber-hybrid
construction method.

Some 60% of the rental space has already been let to the software group SAP Deutschland SE & Co. KG.  As well as the new tenant and the entire project team, representatives of the responsible general contractor, the Glöckle corporate group, and the First Mayor of the City of Garching, Dietmar Gruchmann, also attended the ceremony. 

“As a university, research and business location, Garching is the ideal choice for a modern and contemporary office building. We are focusing on intelligent networking, high sustainability and a flexible room use concept,” says Udo Girke, Head of Construction/Distribution at Swiss Life Asset Managers. “In cooperation with the neighbouring head office of Swiss Life Deutschland GmbH, we are creating a shared campus as a place for encounters and open dialogue.”

The planned building will be constructed within a plot of approx. 6800 square metres. All areas will be fitted out to a high standard and can be used individually. The building is owned by the Swiss Life Deutschland GmbH insurance company, which has a branch located on the site.

The timber-hybrid construction method used improves the CO2 balance compared to conventional construction methods, and a large proportion of the raw materials used come from a certified regional origin. The new building will have LEED Gold certification, an internationally recognised certification system for ecological building, together with a high level of sustainability with roof greening, district heating and photovoltaics as well as planting in open spaces.


Communications, Swiss Life Asset Managers, Germany
Stephan Pacho
Phone: +49 69 240031 447